Recording the Wild Atlantic Way

wild atlantic way

Our project’s goal is to create a time lapse video catalogue of the Wild Atlantic Way.  This project combines creative and documentary photography to uncover the hidden treasures and discovery points along the route.  These videos we produce will be available for public and private use for the purpose of promoting the Wild Atlantic Way.

WHAT IS THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY?

The 2500 km Wild Atlantic Way was introduced in 2014 to draw travellers to the dramatic western coast of Ireland.  The north-south route begins at Malin Point in County Donegal and ends at the Old Head of Kinsale in County Cork.

The route snakes along the western Atlantic coast of the Republic of Ireland as it passes through some of the country’s most iconic locations including:

Cliffs of Moher
  • Fanad Head Lighthouse in the rocky headlands
  • The surf coast from Mullaghmore and Downpatrick Head
  • The Yates Country of County Sligo and Mayo
  • The spellbinding ice-age era landforms of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher
  • Through remote Southern Peninsulas of Dingle, Iveragh and Beara
  • Ending at the Old Head of Kinsale.

Each section of the route has its own story that is begging to be told with the impressive moving images of time-lapse photography.

WHAT IS TIME LAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY?

Time-lapse photography employs a series of still images that are taken over a period of time then seamed together as a video.

Under normal circumstances, standard video playback occurs at 24 frames per second.  Time-lapse also plays back at 24 fps, but instead of the 24 frames covering the span of one second, those 24 frames may actually cover the span of several seconds, minutes or hours.projector frames

The benefit of this type of photography are:

  • The ability to depict a subject over an extended period of time.
  • Using this method allows us to document the route as it stands today for future generations, bringing a new appreciation of the activity at the location.
  • And… it is really cool.

WHAT WILL THIS PROJECT PRODUCE?

Over the course of the Wild Atlantic Way Time Lapse Project, we will visit each region at least 3 time.  This will allow us to capture the unique flavour of the area during different seasons and conditions. As we progress we will photograph the landscape, discovery points, festivals, and community events. .

The videos clips we produce will then be made available to businesses, organisations, local tourism boards and agencies for the purpose of promoting the Wild Atlantic Way.

WHY ARE WE THE BEST PEOPLE FOR THE PROJECT?

There are a number of reasons that we are the best people for the project:

  • Crafted the project to create a practical, yet stunning media.
  • Designed the project including a budget, shooting schedule and infrastructure to display the outcome.
  • We are professionals in the field of photography and time lapse.